Year: 2010

A Picasso dream come true~

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum… it’s a stunning building filled with jaw-droppingly impressive art and friendly folks who will show you around and hey, it’s freezing outside, so what better way to

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Frozen River by the frozen river

Sundance Film Festival, watch out. Winona, it seems, doesn’t do anything small these days, and I have a feeling the Frozen River Film Festival is going to be no different. I mean heck, look at the last few years if

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Just what the doctor ordered…

Having been near my death bed for the past three weeks with the flu, I can say with total honesty that I’ve never appreciated the medical community more in Winona than I do right now. When you think about why

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Something’s cooking with Shakespeare…

I was driving around the other day and I spotted Paul Barnes and Jeff Stevenson walking down the sidewalk. A little while later I was driving around again and saw Alec Wild and Doug Scholz-Carlson ambling along. You know what

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You need to come here right now~

I have been up and down the Great River Road during the past week and folks, this is where it’s at. I mean right now. The bluffs are in full bloom with autumn’s splendor, and frankly it’s so beautiful I

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A Cemetery Walk to remember

In the fall, one of my favorite things to do is hang around Woodlawn Cemetery. Okay, I realize that sounds kind of strange, but you’re going to have to trust me on this one. Woodlawn is not your ordinary cemetery.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Okay, I know. That’s a Christmas song, but as the cooler winds started to blow this Labor Day weekend I knew we were rounding the bend into autumn and those words kept sing-songing through my head. Winona is pretty all

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Why people move to Winona…

I came to Winona from the Twin Cities almost exactly 16 years ago, and at the time I was a little, um, concerned that a town of 30,000ish couldn’t possibly be as interesting or have as much to offer as

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Mississippi River Love

Steamy. That’s a pretty good word for this summer. It’s been the kind of hot where a mist hangs over the river in the morning and clings to the bluffs because the air is so fat with moisture there is

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What is so great about Winona?

Well let me tell you. People drove all the way from the Twin Cities last week just to see what was going on at Winona’s levee thanks to a home run by Visit Winona. That home run was attracting replicas

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